Saturday, April 25, 2009

What's a girl to do?

Okay, when you are on a shopping binge, and you come across something that can be reworked into a project, what's a girl to do?? I found this lovely 100% cotton skirt, which was 2 sizes too small, but might be something that could be made into a tote or an Amy B lookalike bag.

The real deal on this skirt is that it was only $1. Now for $1 my seam ripper works really well. Would it be worth cutting up and trying a pattern that may later warrant LQS fabric? Today I found a piece of linen in the fabric remnant bin at Joann's. 34" is pretty close to a yard, original price $7.99 a yard, marked down to $1.89.

Skirt on the left, linen on the right. Hummm..... seems to me it is an exact match in color. So maybe I can figure a purse pattern. How about the Buttercup bag by "Made by Rae"? Or the Hobo bag from jcaroline creative. What fun options.

My dear daughter also has spruced up her room with her treasure finds. Guess the winter folks have all flown the southern coop, because most of the shops are offering generous discounts. She found these botanical prints for a song.

And you remember those cute little creamers the restaurants would serve with your coffee?

Who said they were just for cream??

Enjoy your weekend!


Helen said...

Wow, some great finds!


Crispy said...

That skirt fabric would make the cutest bag and no one else will have one made in the same fabric. You two really have a knack for finding great stuff.


Micki said...

That is an incredilbe find! Enjoy using it!

Unknown said...

Just found your blog--I am happy about that. *LOVE* the skirt fabric--it would make a fantastic tote. Congrats on finding that and all the other treasures!

Amy Friend said...

What a steal! I wouldn't make the buttercup bag with it though because that bag hardly takes any fabric. Make something bigger since you have a lot to work with!

Sara said...

Great finds! Love the skirt fabric! Can't wait to see what you make out of it!

I love those creamers!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

I think the skirt would make a really cute bag.

Michelle said...

That skirt is a great print -- you definitely need a bag!